No.026 Gadwall Anas strepera L=50cm Rank : 3
Winter Visitor

A winter visitor to Asakawa River basin, but the number of sighting the species is limited. Like Falcated Teals, Gadwalls fly in Takatsuki Waterworks Lake every year in small flocks of several to more than a dozen. Plumages of Male and Female are different, but, with grey to grey-brown overall, Malefs plumage is as somber-coloured as Femalefs. At a closer look, however, the species may look chic in a way, hence hidden devotees of the bird.

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